- Aug 27, 2012
You'll be back leaving us in your dust soon enough.
Does this mean if you strengthen your bum and calves you'll be even faster?
He couldn't if he tried.What kind of injury? Don't let saibot know or he'll start taking your KOMs.
Ah, we are the same weight. Glad to hear you are recovering.It's been a month since the last update (not that I don't assume there is anyone reading this web site who can't figure this fact out for themselves, I'm just adding a bit of context to help you catch up on the course of events posted to the thread. Why you even feel the need to jump down my throat at every little piece of imagined or apparent condescension I can only hazard to guess (and entering the minds of an imagined audience would be a chore though interesting perhaps (maybe next time (not!)))).
It's been a month since the last update. I've been getting "Rehabilitation" (or physiotherapy in English) once a week at Hachioji Sports Clinic. It's about half repeating the same stuff and half introducing new ways to stretch or train my muscles and tendons that I can then take home and repeat each day. Except I was too arrogant for that kind of dedication, until I started seeing people post rides on Strava again and I finally H'edTFU, replaced the tennis ball with a softball ball, and really began hurting myself properly. It seems to be working because after a good stretch/crush I can now manage a very short ride without any pain (two rides so far). I'm staying in the small ring and keeping the knee as far from my top tube as possible for now, but it's a positive change.
I've also ordered some cleat shims that I'll use to remind me to keep my knee away from the top tube for while, and am considering getting a trainer so I can do a short ride after the daily tendon crush. Also, after ballooning up to an incredible 71 kg, I'm back down to 69 kg thanks to regular swimming and no pre-intra-post-ride chocolate. Pre-injury weight was 68 kg.
So the doctor says the MRI shows there is no problem with your knee at all? But you still get pain?